Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Missing The Point

The Telegraph's Gerald Warner:

For America voluntarily to reduce its nuclear superiority is madness. Bien-pensant talk of a nuclear-free world displays total stupidity in a global situation where nuclear weaponry is proliferating, not receding. There is even a nuclear bomb in Pakistan, which is teetering on the brink of failed statehood at the hands of Islamist insurgents. Is this a time for America to disarm, to “sell the store” as one trenchant right-wing commentator has already described Obama’s posturing in Moscow?

For Obama, success is not the delivery of watertight nuclear security for America; it is a feel-good news conference and photo opportunity that will create huge approval ratings on liberal campuses where the delusions of 1968 and the anti-Vietnam war movement still linger on in these isolated Jurassic Parks.

It seems certain Obama will sacrifice the anti-missile shield in Europe that would have been our defence against a nuclear Iran after the ayatollahs, with Russian help, emerge as potential vapourising agents of the infidel. The interceptor missiles do not even carry warheads: they rely on an impact at 14,900mph to destroy any incoming missile, so Russian hysteria about this “threat” is synthetic.

Mr. Warner misses the point of Obama's disarmament drive entirely. Facts are irrelevant in the eyes of The One and his academic entourage; a robust nuclear arsenal and missile defense were Reagan's ideas, thus, they must be wrong.

You see, it saves a great deal of time and discussion if you just react in accordance with your faculty lounge ideology, no matter what history or current reality might entail.

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